Colleen S. McGloin, PT
Colleen McGloin is a founding partner of Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. A Quinnipiac University graduate, Colleen has been practicing PT since 1988. She has also held Certification in Athletic Training, Which has come in handy while coaching her two sons' soccer teams and participating herself in the Rhode Island Women's Soccer League. She has taken numerous continuing education courses with an emphasis in manual therapy, orthopedics, and functional exercise. In turn, she has been a guest lecturer at both CCRI and URI presenting modules on Functional Lumbar Stabilization Training. In her free time Colleen enjoys reading, soccer, tennis and spending time with her family.
Elaine Crellin, PT
Elaine Crellin is a founding partner of Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. After obtaining her PT degree from the University of Connecticut in 1984, Elaine had practiced in South Florida and California before returning home to RI in 1991. During those years Elaine took advantage of opportunities for studies in manual therapy, Functional Lumbar Stabilization Training and TMJ. In 1988, she earned her Certified Manual Therapist status from The Institute of Graduate Health Sciences. She has been an assistant instructor for Stabilization Training with a national continuing education company and guest lectured on the subject for 10 plus years at the University of RI. Elaine enjoys YOGA, winter sports, golf, and travel; returning her patients to a pain-free active lifestyle makes PT a very gratifying career.
Robert Corriea, MSPT
Physical therapy is a second career for Rob. After many years as a newspaper reporter for the Providence Journal, he returned to school to get a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 2000. He worked for four years in the Early Intervention (EI) program at the Trudeau Memorial Center in Warwick. EI is for children from birth to age three who experience delays in reaching gross motor milestones. In 2004, Rob joined Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, first in its Coventry office before moving to the West Warwick location.
Rob enjoys working with athletes to prevent injuries before they occur. He has taken several national sports medicine courses, with a special interest in baseball injuries. He gets practice working on his teammates. Rob plays senior men's baseball. He is founder and coach of his own team, The Waves, which won the league championship last year. Rob has played in national tournaments in Arizona and Florida. Rob lives with his wife and daughter in Exeter, where he is active in the community.
For seven years he was a key member of a parents group that raised more than $1.2 million to build a high-quality running track and football/soccer field at Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Jr./Sr. High School. Rob also chaired the building committee for the project, which was completed in 2010.
Jennifer Raftery, DPT
Jennifer joined Sport and Spine in the summer of 2011 after obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She received her undergraduate degree from URI in 2009 in Exercise Science. Jennifer did her clinical affiliation here at SSPT and after 9 weeks staff and patients alike were eager for her return to join the team. At URI Jen participated in a research project exploring the effects of high intensity exercise on people with Parkinson's disease. She also was involved in educating Parkinson's disease support groups, educating high school students about physical therapy, and spent two weeks volunteering at a missionary hospital in Vellore, India. Her clinical interests are in manual therapy and working with the geriatric and pediatric populations, and she has begun post doctoral coursework in manual therapy. In her free time Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Lori DaCosta, PT
Lori DaCosta graduated from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine in 1998. She played four years of basketball while earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Lori offers her patients approximately 14 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience. She has taken numerous continuing education courses, which have sharpened her clinical skills. Some of these courses have included education in specific therapeutic techniques from three renowned names in the field: McKenzie, Mulligan, and Maitland. Other courses include prenatal and perinatal exercise, as well as manual techniques for treating headaches. Lori joined Sport and Spine in April, 2012 and works four days each week in the East Providence location. When not working, Lori enjoys basketball, golf, cycling, and spending time with her family.
Cathy Rooks, PT, MSPT
Cathy joined Sport and Spine Physical Therapy in March 2013, bringing with her 20+ years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Cathy earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 1991 and her Bachelor of Science in biology from Bates College in 1985. Cathy enjoys participating in continuing education coursework to enhance her treatment skills. She has completed many courses in manual therapy. Most recently she has taken courses on sports rehabilitation including running. Cathy has also worked as an aquatic physical therapist. In her free time, Cathy enjoys horseback riding, tennis, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Mary Gagnon, PTA
Mary is originally from Vermont where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology. After moving to Rhode Island, Mary went back to school and received her Associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Mary has worked in Outpatient Orthopedics for 15 years. In 2009, Mary achieved Certification in the American Physical Therapy Associations "Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Phsical Therapist Assistant" in the area of Musculoskeletal criteria. Mary lives in North Kingstown with her husband and two children.
John is a native Rhode Islander who graduated URI in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to complete his Master's degree In Physical Therapy at Rockhurst College in Missouri. He compliments our team by utilizing his skills from a wide array of outpatient experiences. Over the last 13 years, he has provided therapy in private practice, hospital based and physician owned clinics. His holistic approach in treating patients allows him to integrate both professional and personal experiences to facilitate quality care to patients of all ages. He continues to learn through continuing education and participates in training future therapists as a clinical instructor. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include cooking, gardening, golf, wood working and home improvement.